Are you frugal? Do you have a hard time throwing away things you might use later? I sure do! I guess you could say I am a borderline pack-rat. Definitely not a hoarder, but I do like to be thrifty and frugal and I don’t like to waste things.
One thing I have a hard time throwing out is ribbons. If I get a gift with a cute ribbon, I keep the ribbon. If someone brings me a bag of treats tied with a cute ribbon I usually keep the ribbon if I think I could reuse it. Or If I use a ribbon for a party for something I will keep it if it can be reused. For example, the ribbons I put around the wheat grass centerpieces when I threw THIS shower were in perfect condition so I held onto them.
So, in my new craft space I have a large buffet and hutch. One of the drawers had silverware dividers in it that just happened to perfectly hold spools of ribbon. I got all my ribbon in the drawer but didn’t know what to do with all my pieces of ribbon that weren’t on spools. So, here is what I decided to do:
I had this metal container and I had a bunch of these cute notecards that I got from the dollar bins at Michael’s. I cut each notecard in half, which made them the perfect size to fit in my container.
I simply wrapped the ribbon around the cards and secured them with a straight pin. I put 1 or 2 or 3 or more ribbons on a card depending on how wide they were. Then I stuck them in my container. I also stuck a magnet to the back of the container so I can stick the pins on it when I take off a ribbon. I love the way it looks and I love how I can see all the ribbons I have and they aren’t all tangled up in a drawer.
What do you have a hard time throwing away?